Legal Definition and Related Resources of Review

Meaning of Review

A statutory proceeding by way of writ or action of review, in the nature of a new trial of the issues previously tried between parties . It is a remedy which is not available when there is a regular and adequate remedy to correct errors in the original action or proceeding. Review is available on two grounds ; first, to correct errors of law apparent on the face of the record without further examination of matters of fact; second, new facts discovered since the decree , which should materially affect the decree and probably induce a different result. Scotten v Littlefield, 235 U.S. 407, 35 S.Ct. 125,59 L.Ed. 289. A re-examination of a cause by a court of appeal .

Review Alternative Definition

A second examination of a matter; ordinarily applied to a re-examination of a judicial or official determination. It is a general term, embracing re-examination obtained by every variety of procedure, as by motion for new trial, appeal, writ of error, bill of review, etc.

Synonyms of Review

(Critical evaluation), noun

  • account
  • analysis
  • appraisal
  • comment
  • commentary
  • critical article
  • critical discussion
  • criticism
  • critique
  • editorial
  • essay
  • exposition
  • report Associated Concepts: law review

(Official reexamination), noun

  • investigation
  • judicial reconsideration
  • recapitulation
  • reconsideration
  • reinquiry
  • scrutiny
  • second examinadon
  • study
  • survey
  • Associated Concepts: administrative review
  • judicial review
  • scope of review


  • abstract
  • analyze
  • brood over
  • check thoroughly
  • comment upon
  • contemplan
  • criticize
  • critique
  • deliberate
  • describe
  • digest
  • epitomize
  • examine
  • explain
  • go over
  • inspect
  • inspicere
  • interpret
  • investigate
  • look over
  • make corrections
  • make improvements
  • mull over
  • notice critically
  • overlook
  • recapitulate
  • recheck
  • reconsider
  • reexamine
  • rehearse
  • reiterate
  • remember
  • restate briefly
  • retell
  • retrace
  • revise
  • reword
  • run over
  • scrutinize
  • skim
  • study
  • sum up
  • summarize
  • survey
  • view retrospectively
  • weigh

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Mentioned in these terms

Administrative Tribunals, Appeal, Certiorari, Clearly Erroneous, Collateral Order Doctrine, Court, Final Judgment, Finding, Intoxication, Judicial Review.

Translate Review from English to Spanish

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Review Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Review in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: Accounting service that provides some assurance as to the reliability of financial information. In a review, a CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA) does not conduct an examination under GENERALLY ACCEPTED AUDITING STANDARDS (GAAS).

Meaning of Review in Spanish

Description/ translation of review into Spanish: examen, reexamen (por el órgano superior de la decisión del órgano inferior). Se desaconseja firmemente la equivalencia “revisión”, que en materia procesal tiene un significado claramente diferente; judicial review: recurso jurisdiccional (el que se interpone ante un órgano judicial después de agotar la vía administrativa: “a court may review a final order of removal only if the alien has exhausted all administrative remedies available”); scope of review: objeto del recurso, objeto del examen[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where review belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Review published by Antonio Peñaranda



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